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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Crankshaft Cover with Integrated Oil Seal

This is the world's first sustainable crankshaft cover, which is molded in a PA 4/10 formulated from 70% renewable resources and certified to be 100% carbon neutral from cradle to grave. The design itself features a friction-optimized dynamic seal in PTFE, which replaced a wet chemistry surface treatment and is activated via a vacuum-plasma process. The entire production process is eco-driven with no net waste. The CAE-optimized design enables a plastic flange to be used as a torque support for assembly operations during vehicle manufacture. The resulting part is 40% lighter than the incumbent aluminum part it replaced.
Volkswagen AG
2014 MDB engine platform
System Supplier
Kaco GmbH + Co. KG
Material Processor
Engel Austria GmbH
Material Supplier
DSM Engineering Plastics B.V.
EcoPaXX Q-HG10  PA 4/10
Tooling/Equipment Supplier
Elmet GmbH 

For More Information See: http://www.plastics-car.com/driveshafts

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